Switzerland: Significant Delays in the Canton of Ticino

The Canton of Ticino is currently facing a significant backlog for all immigration-related requests. Current processing times are a minimum of three months.

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Dec 14, 2017
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The Canton of Ticino is currently facing a significant backlog for all immigration-related requests. Current processing times for any new requests in the canton are a minimum of three months, instead of the typical four to six weeks. 

  • Types of requests impacted. This affects EU and non-EU nationals seeking new permits, renewals, changes of address and changes of employer, among other procedures. 
  • Reasons for delays. The Canton of Ticino is facing internal issues, including restructuring of their staff and adopting and implementing a new online tool, which are affecting immigration-related requests. 
  • Looking ahead. Updates from immigration authorities are not expected before three months have elapsed. There is currently no workaround for foreign nationals affected by these delays.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to emea@fragomen.com.

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